Keywords: landfill leachate treatment, energy generation, microbial fuel cells, MFC, Florida, USA, United States, power generation, leachate decomposition, electricity generation, remote areas, environmental protection
Landfill leachate treatment and energy generation using microbial fuel cell
The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of the usage of microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology for landfill leachate decomposition and power generation. Landfill leachate collected from landfills located in Northwest Florida was tested in a laboratory scale MFC to provide evidence that landfill leachate can be decomposed and electrons released from leachate decomposition in the anodic chamber can be transported and consumed in the cathodic chamber and consequently, electricity can be generated. The proposed MFC technology is of great benefit to landfills located in remote territories in terms of energy generation and environmental protection.